Jordan Daniels and the Boston College Eagles (5-8) host the struggling Rhode Island Rams (2-12) in their non-conference finale at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Monday afternoon at Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA (TV/Radio: ESPN3/WEEI).
Boston College and Rhode Island will be meeting for the 50th time, with the Eagles owning a 37-12 record in the all-time series. Despite the huge advantage, the Rams have been on a roll in the last two meetings, winning both times. Last season, the Rams stole a 67-65 win at the Ryan Center and won 80-69 at Conte Forum two seasons ago. The series between BC and URI dates back to the 1910-11 season, when URI won 33-13. BC has won seven of the last ten games against Rhode Island dating back to the 1982-83 season.
The Eagles have won three of their last four games, but lost to the No. 23/34 Harvard Crimson. BC started strong, but wilted towards the end of the first half and was blown away in the final twenty minutes by a hot-handed Crimson team. Patrick Heckmann finished with 13 points, six assists and five rebounds to lead BC, which shot 40.9 percent in the field.
Rhode Island was defeated by the Central Florida Knights, 65-54, in its last game on Dec. 30. Mike Powell scored 21 points and had four rebounds, three assists and three steals to lead URI, which was held to 35.6 percent shooting.
BC travels to face the ACC powerhouse North Carolina Tar Heels on January 7.